Children’s Burn Camp
The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp was founded by the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation in 1991. It provides a one week summer camp, free to children between the ages of 8 and 18, who have survived significant burns. This camp is located in Union, Ct on 176 acres of land, where these young burn survivors can experience a one week fun filled camping experience, such as swimming, boating, hiking, archery and a premier challenge ropes course.
In 2015 our staff consisted of 96 adults caring for 68 children. This camp is staffed by career firefighters, nurses, a doctor, physical and occupational therapists, and adult burn survivors, all of whom donate their time free of charge. This staff represents every state in New England, New York State, New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Since1994, firefighters from the Stratford Fire Department, Local 998 of the International Association of Firefighters, has donated thousands of dollars on behalf of these young burn survivors. In 1999, the Stratford Professional Firefighters Burn Foundation was founded and the work we started continues today.
We continue to support this camp through our fundraising efforts.